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Helene Marshall

Helene Marshall

Helene Marshall

Helene has been a midwife for over 30 years, after training she worked as a nurse/midwife in Zambia for a number of years and it was here that she met and married her husband a fellow Scot.

Returning to Scotland, she has worked in a variety of roles, as a labour ward sister, community midwife, clinical leader of midwives birthing unit, in practice development and clinical risk.

Currently she is the Director of the Scottish Multi-professional Maternity Development programme, providing a variety of courses across Scotland. These are mainly clinical skills courses providing relevant skills such as obstetric emergencies, examination of the newborn etc.., for all members of the maternity care team (Midwives, MSWs Doctors and Scottish Ambulance personnel). She has been a member of RCM all her midwifery career finding the RCM as a caring, learning, supportive organisation for midwives and women and their families. She has served previously on the RCM Scotland board and is delighted to have been elected by RCM members in 2013 to the RCM board where she also serves on the Audit and Risk and the Benevolent Fund Committees.

Helene has a wide range of interests in maternity care and has developed a number of initiatives such as a clinical skills course on high dependency care for critically ill obstetric women. She is interested in using and harnessing technology to enhance learning and has developed a number of interactive books, films, e-learning packages and apps. She has also developed a neonatal resuscitation serious game (app), supporting clinicians to maintain their skills in a safe and enjoyable way. She has represented midwives on a number of national committees.

Helene is passionate about improving maternal morbidity and mortality she has supported training initiatives in Malawi, Turkey, and Iraq and has recently volunteered in Kenya and Tanzania.

Helene has 3 children, with the youngest still at university. In her spare time Helene is a Boy’s Brigade officer and is trying to improve her sailing skills.